Talk:1087: Cirith Ungol
I don't think this is correct: "Another possibility of the ambiguity is that the author, E. B. White, was saved from being slaughtered by Charlotte."
The ambiguous sentence is: 'Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author E. B. White, about a pig named Wilbur who is saved from being slaughtered by an intelligent spider named Charlotte.'
"American author E. B. White" and "who is saved..." are separated by "about a pig named Wilbur" which references the novel.
So the relative clause "who is saved..." cannot reference "American author E. B. White".
The ambiguity is if the "by" in "by an intelligent spider..." refers to "is saved" or "being slaughtered" - is he being saved by said spider, or is someone saving him from being slaughtered by said spider? 22.214.171.124 20:24, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
- I don't fully understand what you are asking in your comment, but 'Some Pig' is the correct phrase from the book. I'm not sure whether the phrase 'Some Pig' might confuse people who don't speak english natively. --Pudder (talk) 16:28, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
- If I recall the book, the meaning of "Some pig" is "a remarkable pig" (see sense 6 in
wiktionary). This message persuades the farmer not to slaughter Wilbur as a runt.126.96.36.199 11:49, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
- Is that the spider psychology device at the endge of the light? Also, I still don't get the joke.188.8.131.52 07:05, 9 March 2020 (UTC)